Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Letter From My Editor & Caption Contest


Okay, I couldn't chose, so I made hubby do it. He said there was a tie. Refhater and Wildheart you are both winners. Email me your snail mail address and I'll get those gift cards to you. christie (at) christie-craig.com

See caption contest at the end of blog!

Well, for today’s blog I decided to let you read what my fabulous, wonderful editor Chris Keeslar wrote about in the forward to my book Shut Up and Kiss Me. Do words like fabulous and wonderful sound a bit like sucking up? How about if I just say fabulous editor? Okay, I’ll stick with just editor, but that doesn’t make him any less fabulous. Seriously, how lucky was I to snag an editor who really gets my humor and believes in my books? Thank you, Chris, and thank you to all you readers who find my books an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. And here’s hoping you’ll find Shut Up and Kiss Me, a June release, but hitting the store shelves around May 25th, one of my best books yet.

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Dear Reader,

There’s just something about a man in a pink bathrobe.

He put it on after the V8 bath. After the skunk sprayed him. After he crashed his car. After he was forced to return to the Podunk town where he left his one true love.

“Wait, WHAT?” I hear you say. Welcome to the world of Christie Craig. Not that Jose is our hero. Heck, Sky’s about three thousand times sexier—just ask Shala. But she would have fallen for Jose’s brother anyway, even if the Native American lawman wasn’t so hunky or protecting her from a killer. It was Fate.

That what you get in a Christie Craig novel: sexy guys in (and out of) uniform, wacky hijinks, and best of all, genuine emotion. There’s a reason why critics love her and she’s been compared to Janet Evanovich and Susan Andersen. Dorchester’s Publisher’s Pledge program is our way of indentifying particularly special books by giving readers a risk-free guarantee. We feel so strongly about Shut Up and Kiss Me, we’re willing to pay a full refund to anyone who doesn’t find it everything they want in a contemporary romance.

Christie’s got a backlist you might not have seen yet. And I’m betting her book and Frito Lay potato chips have something in common: you can’t stop at just one.

Happy Glomming!
Chris Keeslar
Senior Editor

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Okay . . . I hope you guys had a good week. We have a couple of great guest bloggers coming up in a few weeks, so be looking for them. Also remember that as release day gets near, I’ll be hosting contests here and all over the web. Thanks again for all the support. And just to make things fun, I’m hosting a contest to the person who can give me the best caption for one of these pictures. The winner will win a $10 gift card to B&N.


Michelle said...

Well I for one, love your books no money back guarantee needed,lol. As for the captions, hmm i'm not so good with that stuff but here goes.

A snuggle and a snooze with my best friend.

I see the light!

Edie Ramer said...

Wow! Great letter! I don't need money back for your books, either.

For the first picture:
Any love is a good love.
There's got to be a morning after.
Wait until you see the kids.

The second:
Where's my princess?
Every frog has its day.

Linda Henderson said...

+1 Felines and Fowls, a story about how two sworn enemies develop a lasting friendship.

+2 I need a vet, I feel like I'm going to CROAK !!

seriousreader at live dot com

Anonymous said...


Great blog, and what a great program Dorchester has with the Publishers' Pledge.

Now, about those captions . . . LOL.


Anonymous said...

Isn't Chris just a gem?! What a great letter from him. I can't wait to get my hands on your latest and greatest!

Picture #1
What's a matter? Cat got your duck?

Picture #2
Does this water make me look like I have a double chin?

Virginia said...

Love your books Christie!

True Love
Love my Duckie

I only have eyes for you
Looking for love in all the wrong places.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Christie, I'm sneaking a peek at work and unfortunately the pictures don't show up. (stupid work filters)

But wow, what a letter and guarentee from your editor! That'd be a Merry Christmas for me! *grin* Looking forward to the book.

Christie Craig said...

Hi Michelle,

You are so sweet. Thanks for the vote of confidence. And I like the, "I see the light" caption.

Thanks for stopping in.


Christie Craig said...


Thanks so much girl!! And I love your second caption.

And thanks for dropping by.


Christie Craig said...

Linda Henderson,

Thanks so much for joining in on the fun. The "croak" caption is funny.


Christie Craig said...

Thanks Faye!

You are the greatest!


Christie Craig said...


Yup, Chris is a gem! Love the captions, girl!!

Thanks for playing.


Christie Craig said...


I love that you love my books, too. Thanks so much. And "I've only got eyes for you," is a great one!



Kristi said...

No money back guarantee necessary here either. Can't wait!

Picture 1:
Theirs was a forbidden love, but he didn't care.

Picture 2:
Come on in, I dare you.

Christie Craig said...


Thanks so much for skipping out on work to drop by. I swear, I won't tell a soul. And duh, the pictures are so sqeaky clean, I don't get why they're blocked. Oh, well. Thanks for stopping in and I hope your work day passes quickly.


Christie Craig said...


Thanks! Love, love the, "Come on in..." caption. Too funny.

Thanks for playing.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Wildheart said...

Love your blog!

Titles for the pics

Kitten and duck:
Life is just ducky.

Frog in pond:
Secret agent man.

Best, Ann C.

Farrah Rochon said...

Ooh, your new book comes out on my birthday! Happy Birthday to me!

I won't even try to come up with captions. I'm horrible at coming up for titles to anything. :)

Great letter from Chris, too!

Katherine said...

Great letter from the editor - although I have to make one comment - Janet Evanovich is good, but you're better! No offense meant to Janet of course!

As far as the captions -

"Rule of cuteness #136: Sleep with something stuffed and you'll be irresistible"
"Is it June yet? Cause I'm not coming out until Christie Craig's new book is released!"

:D I already pre-ordered my copy - can't wait to read it!
Love the secret agent man caption wildheart!

Have a great day everybody!

Leona said...

Yeah, another Christie Craig book! Happy days. AND WOWZERS on that comment from the editor. Sounds awesome, but we expected nothing less.

hmmm, captions:

1: Kitty one.

:Quack me behind the ears.

Finally, a neck roll for me.

What? Never seen a duck before?

Oh, snap! My foot's asleep.

2: Froggy

Which way did she go? Did I miss the kiss?

Is that a snake?

Mom! Junior's out of bed, again.

Wait, wait, wait. Now I have to wait for another fly. Damn spiders.

Refhater said...

I so can't wait to get this book!

Photo #1:
The reason the mouse is still in the house, Blackmail exhibit #1.

Photo #2:
(Male frog) Yes dear, you were right and I was wrong. Now will you please call the plumber?

catslady said...

Kitten: Goose, goose, goose, DUCK!
Someday my ugly duckling will be a swan!

Frog:I only have eyes for you.
I never promised you a prince!

It's hard after reading all the other good ones lol.

Jane said...

1. You want to lay your head on my pillow, don't you?
2. Shh, I'm trying to be stealthy here.

Christie Craig said...


Thanks so much. You are so great.


Christie Craig said...


You are good at this game!!

Thanks so much for playing along.


Christie Craig said...

Hi Farrah!!

My release day and your birthday on the same day. How great is that. Well, Happy Birthday in advance.


Christie Craig said...


Thank you so much girl!

And I love your #2.

Thanks for stopping by.


Christie Craig said...


I love the one, "Mom! Junior's out of bed."

Thanks so much for playing. And I was so thrilled at Chris's note to the readers.


Christie Craig said...


I love, love the plumber one. You are good at this, too!

Thanks for playing along.


Christie Craig said...


It is hard, but you did a darn good job. LOL. Thanks for stopping in.


Christie Craig said...


I love your #2. Wow, this is going to be so hard to pick a winner.

Thanks for joining me today.


Sandy said...

Fantastic, CC. You can't ask for better praise than that from anyone.

Ruth said...

Hi Christie

Congrats on the great letter from Chris. as fo the pictures.

1. I think this pillow is making squeeking noises (cat thoughts) or (duck thoughts)Did you gain weight?

2. I'm watching you or Now why did I think a frog costume was a great disquise?

Christie Craig said...

Thanks, Sandy!

I was very honored.


Christie Craig said...

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for stopping in. I can't wait to Nashville, girl.


Donna Marie Rogers said...

WOW, Christie, I can only imagine how you felt after reading that! And I can only hope an editor ever feels that strongly about my work...sigh

I truly can't imagine anyone wanting a refund after reading one of your books. You are truly amazing; one of my absolute favorite authors. :-)

LuAnn said...

#1: Oooo, I wuv my ducky!

#2: If I can't see them, they can't see me. Ribbit!

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